Kim’s been in hiding since she gave birth to North West on June 15. According to a new report, there’s a very specific reason why the reality star’s keeping herself and her baby holed up indoors.
Kim Kardashian is famous for being a public persona, so it seems a bit strange that she’s been in hiding since the birth of her baby North West on June 15. Sadly, Kim will remain in hiding through at least July 25, according to the new report.
Kim Kardashian Staying Home With Baby North West — Armenian Tradition
Kim, 32, is reportedly following the Armenian tradition of staying at home for 40 days after the birth of a newborn, X17 Online claims.
During those first 40 days, only relatives are allowed to see the baby. According to the same report, Kourtney Kardashian allegedly followed this tradition with her children, Mason and Penelope.
Not only is the practice done for religious purposes, but it’s allegedly also known to have health benefits for the baby. If the baby — in this case, Nori — stays indoors for 40 days, she’s not exposed to bacteria outside of the house.
Kim Kardashian Is Shedding Weight Before Her Return To The Spotlight
Our hearts are beating with anticipation! The Wimbledon finals take place this weekend, where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, as well as Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli, will face off against each other. Who do you think will win it all?
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli will compete in the Wimbledon finals on July 6 and 7. The potential Wimbledon winners all secured a spot in the final after their hard-earned semi-final wins on July 4 and 5.
Wimbledon Finals 2013 — Men & Women Finalists: Who Will Win?
The Women (July 6)
Sabine advanced to her first Wimbledon final a couple of hours after Marion reached her second, USA TODAY reports.
Sabine beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 on Centre Court after a grueling match on July 4.
“I just fought with all my heart,” she said. “I believed that I could still win no matter what the score was.”
Marion, on the other hand, took a quick 6-1, 6-2 victory over opponent Kirsten Flipkens. She reached the Wimbledon final in 2007, but lost to Venus Williams.
We fear it’ll be a tight matchup between Sabine and Marion, when they compete on July 6.
The Men (July 7)
As far as the gentlemen are concerned, Andy will get his shot at Novak, when they compete on July 7.
Murray reached his second straight Wimbledon final after defeating Jerzy Janowicz, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Going into the weekend, Andy doesn’t appear to be nervous about competing against Novak — at least right now.
“Novak is moving very, very well. But I (beat) him here at the Olympics, and I’ll take that thought into my head when I play him on Sunday. You never know. It depends on the day. Sometimes it can depend on how the match starts. Sometimes one player can be extremely nervous before. Who knows?” Murray said.
Andy’s final opponent, Novak, edged Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 on July 5 to close in on a second Wimbledon championship and seventh Grand Slam title overall.
Just like the ladies, this will be a thrilling match as well.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who will be the Wimbledon champs this weekend?
Prior to giving birth to baby North, Kim expressed concern about gaining a lot of weight during pregnancy. However, HollywoodLife.com was exclusively told that the new mom is shedding weight, and she’s not even working out! Keep reading to find out how she’s losing the weight.
Kim Kardashian has no reason to worry about losing all of her baby weight, because it’s dropping off quite effortlessly. And she has little North West to thank for helping her shed the pounds so quickly!
Kim Kardashian Losing Weight After Baby — It’s Melting Off
“Kim and baby North are doing fabulously. Kim is having no difficulty at all with breastfeeding and as a result, is losing weight easily. The weight is just melting off,” a friend of the Kardashian family tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Kim’s not worried about losing the weight because she knows it will eventually all come off,” explains the friend. “At first, before North was born, Kim’s weight gain was an issue and she had some worries about losing all the weight. But ever since North was born, Kim isn’t stressed about losing weight — it’s not her priority. North is her priority and she’s just enjoying being a new mommy.”
Kim, who is famous for being a public persona, has not been seen in public since the birth of North West on June 15. She’s been spending time at home with her newborn daughter and boyfriend Kanye West.
Kanye West Likes Kim Kardashian At Any Size
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Kanye isn’t concerned about Kim losing the baby weight. His main priority is that she’s happy and healthy. (So sweet!)
"Kanye likes thick women with a fat [butt], so as long as Kim doesn't lose the booty and hips, they're good to go. He's not really tripping on it too much,” revealed a friend of Kanye’s. “He knows what Kim is working with and he loves it all."
It’s good to hear that Kanye loves Kim no matter what and he’s not putting any pressure on her to lose weight (even though breastfeeding is helping speed up the process). This way, she has more time to bond with North!
Kim Kardashian: Post-Birth Feelings
“Kim sleeps whenever North sleeps. She’s tired of course, but also just completely in love,” says the friend.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy that Kim is more focused on enjoying little North instead of losing weight?
Rob was seen for the first time since it was revealed exclusively on HollywoodLife.com that he and Riley Keough are dating. Keep reading and see the pic of Rob food shopping on July 5!
Robert Pattinson was seen food shopping in Beverly Hills, California on July 5. Could he be planning to cook a romantic dinner for his new girlfriend Riley Keough?
Robert Pattinson Grocery Shopping — Planning Dinner Date For Riley Keough?
“Rob was shopping with a male friend. He looked pretty happy and bought a ton of groceries, including a case of Coors Light and Snapple,” an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Rob certainly has reason to be happy. After going through a devastating breakup with Kristen Stewart, his former girlfriend of four years, Rob’s in a new relationship with Riley, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, and sources tell us it’s a love that’s “built to last.”
"This relationship has all the tools and is built to last, because they really get each other. It's so new and they have just started entering the honeymoon phase, so it's only a matter of time before you'll see them out again, no matter how much they'd like to hide it," a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Kristen Stewart Looks Sad Arriving In LA
Meanwhile, Rob’s ex, Kristen, 23, was seen arriving in Los Angeles, and looking sad, on July 4 after taking part in Paris’ Fashion Week. Sure, she could just be tired from travelling, but she’s likely sad that she’s back in LA, where Rob was recently seen with his new love!
It’s official! While an Instagram video provided proof that Justin and Selena were together on the Fourth of July, the Biebs used Instagram to personally confirm the reunion. Keep reading and see the new pic!
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomezwere together on the Fourth of July, the “All Around The World” singer confirmed on July 5. Sadly, though, Justin also appears to be hinting that the reunion may have not ended on good terms.
Justin Bieber With Selena Gomez On Fourth Of July — JB Confirms
“#heartbreaker,” Justin, 19, wrote on July 4, next to the photo posted above.
Is he claiming that, despite his holiday reunion with Selena, she’s now causing him pain? Did she hang out with Justin only to leave him wanting more?
On the other hand, the message could be Justin’s attempt at killing two birds with one stone — he’s confirming his reunion with Selena, 20, and possibly promoting his forthcoming new single, “Heartbreaker.”
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Together Again: Fans React On Instagram
Either way, fans appear to be ecstatic over the happy news!
Lifelolno wrote, “JELENA I AM SCREEAMING YES OMG.”
4_ever_a_belieber added, “JELENA IS BACK!!!YAY!Love u two together!❤”
However, not all of Justin’s fans are thrilled over this new development. Patriciaalgarvio wrote, “I can not stop being a fan, but please do not turn to her.”
Selena & Justin: Together On The 4th Of July — More Proof
Furthermore, Justin’s good friend Alfredo Flores, posted a video featuring Selena, so we know she was hanging out with him on July 4. And Justin’s friend Lil' Twist posted two pics on Instagram — one with Justin and one with Selena — on July 4, further proving they were together.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy Justin and Selena are together again? Where do you side in the ongoing saga between Justin and Selena
While Kim’s baby has finally arrived and Kate is due to give birth any day now, both pregnant celebs dealt with medical scares, backlash about their pregnancy weight and public scandals throughout their 9 months. Take a look at our gallery, and tell us who YOU think had the harder pregnancy.
Kate Middleton, 31, is due with her first child any day. And while the world is so excited for her to give birth, her nine months of pregnancy hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park. Similarly, Kim Kardashian, 32, gave birth to her first child North West on June 15 after a tough pregnancy.
Kate Middleton & Kim Kardashian Both Have Pregnancy Medical Scares
Both Kate and Kim were plagued by frightening pregnancy complications. Kate and her husband Prince William were forced to announce their pregnancy a few weeks early after the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to King Edward VII hospital for complications she was experiencing from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition characterized as severe morning sickness.
Although Kate ended up leaving the hospital a few days later and recovered well at home, the scary illness can include persistent vomiting, dehydration and a constant state of nausea.
Kim K has admitted that almost all of her pregnancy was “painful,” and she was taken to the hospital a few times for several instances of pregnancy complications. One of the scariest moments, which was documented on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim was rushed to the hospital right after she landed back in Los Angeles after taking a flight from Paris. Although she ended up being OK, the anxiety and pain she was experienced really had her and her doctor worried for her baby’s health
Kate Middleton & Kim Kardashian’s Backlash For Pregnancy Weight
The two women were also brutally criticized for their weight all throughout their pregnancy. Kim was constantly called fat and picked on in the tabloids for gaining too much weight throughout her pregnancy. Some reports speculated she gained a whopping 65 pounds while pregnant, which Kim denied.
Kate, on the other hand, was more picked on for not gaining enough weight! People accused her of trying too hard to stay skinny while pregnant, and not putting on enough weight. However, those reports were dispelled when she finally showed off her giant baby bump at around seven months pregnant.
Kate and Kim also both spent much of their pregnancies without their partners — Kim’s boyfriend Kanye West was in Paris recording an album, while Prince William was gone for his job as an RAF pilot — and they both are awaiting multimillion-dollar renovations on their homes.
Take a look at our gallery, and tell us — who do YOU think had the tougher pregnancy, HollyMoms?
The sexy songstress flaunted her fantastic figure in not one, but two bikinis for the Fourth of July! Do you have a favorite? VOTE!
Mariah Carey is looking better than ever — and she loves to show it off! The 43-year-old mom of twins shared a sneak peek of her bikini body on Instagram, where she modeled a red hot bikini — it doesn’t get more patriotic than that! Prior to posting her red number, she also shared a snapshot of herself lounging in an American Flag bikini. We’re having a tough time deciding which itty bitty look we like better!
Mariah Carey’s Bikini PICS For The Fourth Of July:
The diva is clearly proud of her bikini body, showing it off on her social media channels every chance she gets — and honestly, we can’t blame her for wanting to share her trim and toned curves with the world. In fact, her hubby, Nick Cannontold us exactly how Mariah maintains her shape. "She does a lot of this stuff — core, exercising, stuff like that," he told us when we went behind the scenes with him and Old Navy on his activewear shoot. "She hasn't done this class yet but she has a trainer that does a lot of similar stuff, but I always make fun and be like 'Nah, that's not working out!' Meanwhile, look at her!"
Fourth Of July Bikinis:
Mariah isn’t the only star who proudly flaunted her patriotic pride in an itty bitty bikini! From Shameless star Emmy Rossum to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, a slew of stars had fun in the sun — and they proudly displayed their red, white, and blue!
While so many stars suited up in style, Mariah still continues to amaze us every time she shows off her bikini body — do you agree? Which bikini did you like best on the singer? VOTE!
Selena — We know you’re not always happy with Justin, and you want him to be more of a man. But you can’t deny that he keeps on proving that he has only one true love… and it’s you! Are you willing to give him another chance?
Nor would I underestimate the fact that you can’t wash him out of your hair, or heart, no matter how hard you try. The latest example of all that was on the Fourth of July, when the two of you clearly got back together and enjoyed the festivities, in each other’s arms.
Justin also let the world know how happy he was to have you back by his side, when he tweeted, “Great night.”
He did exactly the same thing when you flew to see him in Norway after a previous split, and he tweeted “Smiling,” on April 18.
Here’s the thing, Selena: You keep breaking up with Justin, and you tell your friends that you’re done with him and want to be with a “real man” and not a boy, sources close to you, have told HollywoodLife.com.
Selena, It’s No Surprise You’ve Reunited Again
I believe you feel that sincerely, but as another source has told us, you and Justin “have a crazy connection. They just can’t seem to break their connection. It can be intense.”
Obviously, it is an intense connection; it has kept you two on and off as a couple now for more than two-and-a-half years, since he was 17 and you were 19.
But Selena, face it: Justin may try going out with other girls — like Hooters waitress/modelJordan Ozuna – but the moment you send him a single message, he drops every other potential love interest and instantly comes running back to you.
He doesn’t really want to be with anyone else but you; that’s obvious. AND he’s pretty good at reading your signals.
Justin Was Ready & Waiting For You To Send Him The Green Light
All you had to do was go to Disneyland with a few friends on June 26, wearing one of his t-shirts, and he knew you wanted to see him again.
It appears Kris has won this family battle! A new report claims that Kim and Kanye are incredibly close to signing a $4 million dollar deal to sell pics of baby North and you’ll never believe how Kris convinced them to do it!
The world will see baby North West very soon! A new report claims that Kris Jenner is very close to securing a deal for Kim Kardashianand Kanye West to sell their baby pictures for a ton of money! Plus, she did it by comparing them to an A-list couple who sold theirs!
Kris Jenner Convinces Kanye West & Kim Kardashian To Sell Their Baby Pics
Although Kim has been open to the idea of selling baby pics of her daughter, Kanye has wanted this to remain very private.
According to NaughtybutniceRob.com, Kris has been spending every second trying to convince Kanye because the offers are coming in left and right.
“The offers have been pouring in ever since Kanye announced she was pregnant," a family insider says. “All the offers have been reviewed by her manager/mother Kris Jenner. Kris has made her suggestions to Kim and Kanye and a deal is very close.”
Wow! This is huge news for the A-list couple. Kanye has said before that North is “not America’s baby” and we don’t blame him! Kim and Kanye have been in a private residence ever since Kim gave birth on June 15.
"Kris pulled the Brad and Angelina card,” the source continues. “She knows Kanye has a huge ego and if it was good enough for Brad and Angie then it should be good enough for Kanye and Kim.”
The source even added that they could donate the money to charity!
“Kris explained that getting the first pictures out in a controlled manner is also better for the family's security. It will discourage paparazzi and the couple can even donate some of the money to charity, after Kris takes her commission."
Why Kanye Would Consider Selling Baby Photos
We told you that a source close to Kanye told HollywoodLife.com that Kanye would be willing to do it, as long as it wasn’t about making money off his daughter.
“I know Kanye's not about to make money off that girl. Trust, that's not going to happen. Kanye isn't like that and he sure isn't about to try to make money off of his own daughter. That's not in his character. Whenever he does decide to bring his girl out in public, it won't be for money. It's going to be on his terms and in an appropriate place.”
Sound off below and tell us what you think Kimye should do?
Liam, shirtless by the pool. Liam, shirtless in the home office. We’ve got the sexiest pics straight from Miley Cyrus’ fiancé’s summer thriller!
Liam Hemsworth is stripping down to a series of scandalously low-slung towels for his upcoming film, Paranoia. With the earlier release of the film’s steamy trailer and these too-hot-to-handle movie stills, we’re thinking that Liam’s role in this thriller is shaping up to be his sexiest ever. Do YOU agree? Sound off below!
Liam Hemsworth Is Sexy & Shirtless In ‘Paranoia’
Looks like the costume department on set of Paranoia really had to test its limits with Liam’s wardrobe. These brand-new movie stills reveal that the 23-year-old star’s perfect musculature is on display for multiple scenes of the movie, where he is clad only with a carefully draped towel — not that we’re complaining. That buff bod is definitely worth showcasing! Especially those abs!
In the film — due out late August — Liam plays Adam, an undercover computer-hacking spy who finds himself questioning his own trust and loyalties when he is caught between a war of two rivaling tech tycoons.
But the real question is: Do we love him more in the basic white towel that plays up his subtle tan? Or rocking the deep cerulean that matches those baby blue eyes? Decisions, decisions.
What do you think of Liam’s shirtless photos, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU they are his hottest yet?
Justin may be Canadian, but we celebrated just the same when we saw these shirtless photos rapper Lil Twist posted of the Biebs on the Fourth of July.
Lucky us! Justin Bieber’s best friend, rapper Lil Twist, posted two photos on Instagram of Justin posing shirtless with Lil Twist’s friends and family on the Fourth of July. In the first photo, Justin is standing with his arm around a young woman who is cited as Lil Twist’s “big little” sister — and she has a sleeve of tattoos that puts Justin’s ink to shame!
The “Believe” singer is sporting red leather fingerless gloves, jeans and red sneakers — but all we can see is six pack! Lil Wayne’s protege Lil Twist wrote alongside the pic, “My little big brother and big little sister. Lol.”
In the second photo, Justin is crouched down in between two young boys who are likely Lil Twist’s nephews. The boys, who wore matching shirts while Justin went shirtless again, must be rappers-in-training, judging by their excellent westside peace sign poses! Lil Twist wrote, “They got to kick it w/ Uncle Justin after the show!! Twizzy wins Coolest Uncle Ever Award!!!”
Lil Twist Hung Out With Justin And Selena On The Fourth of July
Lil Twist had a busy holiday — he hung out with both Justin andSelena Gomez on the Fourth of July. We’ve already confirmed that Justin and Selena spent the holiday together. Lil Twist provided further proof when he posted a blurry photo of Selena to Instagram on July 5, taken hours after the ones he posted of Justin with his family. The caption reads, “Hazy…. 2:11am.”